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Marconi Fellow Ron Rivest Breaks Ground in COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Marconi Fellows are recognized for their impact on society and humankind. As the COVID-19 pandemic radically alters everyone’s lives, we are proud to see some of these Fellows at the forefront of innovation. For the past few months, MIT scientists…
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Vint Cerf and Broadband Advocate Talon Lane Discuss Digital Inclusion

By Vint Cerf A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Talon Lane, a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and an outspoken advocate for digital inclusion. Most amazingly, Talon is 12 years old. Talon and I had a very constructive…
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Three Lessons We’ve Learned About Digital Inclusion From COVID-19

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk Did you know that 43% of the world’s households cannot take advantage of the educational and economic benefits of Internet access? Geographic and demographic gaps in digital access create a divide between the haves…

Marconi Fellows explain how coronavirus will change our future

Link to original San Jose Mercury News article As the internet becomes our economic, educational and social window to the world, six innovators that built this critical technology give their thoughts on our post-pandemic future. These visionaries…
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The Imperative to Close the Digital Divide

By Robert Tkach Robert Tkach’s engineering work vastly increased the transmission speed and capacity of optical fiber systems which underlie our global communications networks. Tkach has been recognized with the Marconi Prize,…
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Industry Collaboration To Make Internet Services Work for All Consumers

By John Cioffi We Marconi Fellows have developed and fostered important pieces of today's Internet that have been increasingly called upon to help people everywhere continue communicating, while "social distancing" and to help stem…
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Five Women Breaking Barriers in Tech

By Samantha Schartman-Cycyk When we announced Dr. Andrea Goldsmith as the 2020 Marconi Fellow, she made history. How? Goldsmith is the first woman in Marconi Society history to be honored with the Marconi Prize for both her contributions…
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Enormous Value From the Network

By Tom Leighton Tom Leighton is a pioneer in creating the content delivery network services industry which now delivers trillions of content requests over the Internet each day. He is the co-founder and CEO of Akamai Networks…
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Accurate Measurement: The Key to Assessing and Predicting

By Brad Parkinson Bradford W. Parkinson led the technical design and development of the Global Positioning System, ensuring that the military also consider civilian uses which created entirely new markets. Parkinson has received…

How a Hill in Italy Connects Us All Today

Each time you pick up your cell phone, join a virtual meeting or class, listen to a ball game or stream a show, you have Guglielmo Marconi to thank. As the network becomes our economic, educational and social lifeline during the 2020 pandemic,…